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About 70 people attend the Child Care Town Hall event

11/22/2017

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent

Approximately 70 people attended the Child Care Town Hall event in Arlington on Thursday night, Nov. 16. The attendees were part of the community engagement process to address the child care challenges in Sibley County.  


The data provided by First Children’s Finance shows a gap of 379 child care slots in Sibley County. The highest gap is in Arlington with a shortage of 134 slots. Gibbon has a shortage of 62 slots while Henderson has a shortage of 54 slots. Winthrop has a shortage of 24 slots while New Auburn has a shortage of 17 slots.

Survey Results
Sibley County residents answered surveys at the Sibley County Fair, online, and from their employers. First Children’s Finance received approximately 250 completed surveys. Survey results from parents and the community show that:

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Patrick Melvin begins duties as new city administrator

11/22/2017

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Patrick Melvin recently began his duties as the new city administrator for the City of Arlington.


Melvin was born and grew up in Edina where his parents were both teachers. He graduated from Edina High School in 1991.
He attended St. John’s University in Collegeville where he majored in government and minored in management. He graduated in 1995.


Melvin worked part-time as a special projects manager for the City of Edina from 1995 through 1998. He worked on a variety of projects. The most significant project was the South Metro Public Safety Training facility.

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American Education Week Banquet is well attended on Monday

11/22/2017

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Well over 400 students and adults attended the eighth annual Sibley East American Education Banquet at the Arlington Community Center on Monday night, Nov. 20.

Five Awards
Five awards were presented to current and former staff and community members.
Chad Johnson received the Teacher of the Year Award.
Jeremy Wagner received the Support Person of the Year Award.
Ann Bruellman received the Outstanding Retiree of the Year Award.
Steve and Mary Langhorst received the Friend of Education Award.
Anna Willmsen received the Paraprofessional of the Year Award.

Maynard Rucks
The highlight of the evening was the induction of Maynard Rucks into the Sibley East Wall of Fame.
Rucks, who graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1960, owned and worked in the farm equipment business for approximately 20 years. He later worked as a rural carrier for the Post Office in Chanhassen. Rucks, who is now retired, also owns a custom combining business.
Rucks has been an active volunteer for many organizations and groups over the years.

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